Ameerega boliviana
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae

© 2003 Ignacio de la Riva (1 of 3)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES Appendix II
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bolivia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species was originally known at the foot of the western Andes in Bolivia. It was recorded in San Carlos and San Ernesto (the type locality), in the department of La Paz. It was rediscovered in Pilon Lajas Biosphere Reserve by Gonzales et al. (1999) after a century, and is now known from an additional two localities. It has been recorded from 800-1,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species from the Yungas forest (De la Riva et al. 2000). Populations are also found in disturbed habitat such as pastureland. It lays its eggs terrestrially, and then the tadpoles are carried on the backs of males to streams, or small waterbodies, where they develop further.


It is a locally common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Pilan Lajas Biosphere Reserve.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it is adaptable and has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Ameerega boliviana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55216A11270799. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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